Presents Governor’s Citations Honoring the History and Importance of Local Businesses to Maryland’s Economy
ANNAPOLIS, MD - Governor Larry Hogan today presented citations to three iconic Ocean City businesses that have been contributing to the Eastern Shore and Maryland’s economy for decades, including Trimper’s Rides and Amusements, which is celebrating 125 years as the oldest family-owned and operated amusement park in the U.S.
“The Ocean City boardwalk and these enterprises are incredible Maryland business success stories,” said Governor Hogan. “Like many Marylanders, I have so many great memories of each of these places, along with the rest of the boardwalk. Earlier this summer, I had the chance to bring my grandson here for the very first time, and I look forward to bringing all of my grandchildren here for many years to come. We wish all of these businesses continued growth and success for generations; they have changed the Town of Ocean City for the better.”
Thrasher’s French Fries has been open in Ocean City since 1929 and focused on making the best fry possible. Quality and attention to detail has made it a boardwalk favorite for nearly 90 years.
A nostalgic boardwalk icon, Marty's Playland is more than just a video arcade, it’s a part of Ocean City history with one of the largest game and prize selections around. Marty's Playland arcade has been entertaining Ocean City residents and visitors since the 1940s.
Trimper’s Rides and Amusements is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and is a central part of the Trimper family story that began in Ocean City in 1890. The Trimper family has played important roles in other Ocean City businesses and for the city itself, with various members of the family serving as city council members and as mayors of Ocean City.
The governor also attended the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Crab Feast and will deliver the closing address for the MACo Summer Conference on Saturday morning.